Mix up your style with this flirtatious play on the traditional braid. Learn how to part, braid, and pin your hair for a look so easy that you might surprise even yourself! As versatile as it is fun, this look can be paired with lace for sophisticated bridal hair - or with summer flowers for a casual style worthy of a day in the park. Keep this updo in your back pocket as a perfect fix for those bed-head bad-hair days!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Milkmaid Braid post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Want a craft project that's beautiful, practical, sweet smelling, and fun? You'll love making these heart-shaped lavender and rosebud homemade soaps! The O'Neil sisters teach you how to make soap, add color and scent, and embed rosebuds. This handmade soap can be a great party favor for a bridal shower, a Valentine's Day treat, or just a way to add a little elegance to your guest bathroom. The lesson includes a suggestion for a darling presentation when giving these soaps as gifts.
Create soothing scented guest soaps from scratch, right at home! Part of their series on how to make soap, the O'Neil sisters show you how to make flower-shaped soaps with chamomile (or any herb) suspended within the soap. Learn how to mix, scent, color, and add the herbs, then pour your soap into a mold and cure it. Also get tips on attractive presentation to show off your hard work!
Need some tips for how to apply makeup? In this lesson, Hayley reveals her everyday makeup tricks, from eyeshadow to lips. Her go-to everyday look consists of light eyeshadow blends, brow blends, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick. Blend like a pro after this quick lesson and learn to look fabulous every day! Get your hands on the products that Hayley uses by visiting the attachments at the paperclip.
Want to make a sumertime snack that is healthy and refreshing? Damav425 teaches you the recipe for a delicious apricot mango smoothie! Learn how to combine apricots, mangos, ice cubes, and orange juice to make this quick and easy smoothie. And if the smoothie's not sweet enough for your taste, just add a little honey!
Your bathroom can have all the fun of a day at the beach once you learn how to make soap! The O'Neil sisters teach you how to make seashell soaps with two colors swirled together. Get the recipe from their previous lesson, and then learn how to melt and combine colors and eliminate pesky air bubbles to make cute and creative homemade soaps. Wrap them up and they make darling hostess gifts or party favors!
What is wealth? And how can it contribute to happiness? In this first of four videos revealing life truths, entertainer and inspirational speaker Wolfgang Riebe talks about the nature of wealth, attitudes about wealth, and shifting your patterns of thinking to learn how to be positive. This thoughtful discussion was inspired by real life experience.
Tight hips can translate into pain in other regions of your body. Learn how you can avoid this discomfort by incorporating yoga poses into your workout! Sean Vigue demonstrates five basic poses designed to open up your hip area and relieve tension from your back and other muscles. Learn how to do the basic, figure 4, frog, pigeon, and lying butterfly stretches. Master these stretches, then add them to the end of any exercise you to keep your body loose and your muscles feeling good.
Serious sugar cravings can stop your diet in its tracks, as well as lead to a lifetime of unhealthy choices. But you don’t have to be a slave to your taste buds—there are ways to overcome the temptation of sugary cakes, cookies, and other sweets! In this lesson from Total Wellness Consulting, you’ll learn strategies to reprogram how you think about sweets, remove sugars from your diet and readjust your palate. Need some additional help? Discover three supplements that can help break the cycle.
Want to get rid of dead skin and reveal smoother, softer, younger looking skin, but don't want to spend a fortune on beauty products? Taste4Beauty shows you how to make a DIY homemade sugar scrub that's cheap, quick, and easy to make- it only has two ingredients! This scrub will exfoliate and moisturize your skin, and improve blood circulation. You'll be revealing a glamorous new you in no time!
Need an easy recipe for a green smoothie? Green smoothies are a great alternative to acidic breakfasts such as bacon & eggs because they are high in nutrient density and provide a nice helping of greens early in the morning. In this lesson, Evita Ochel shows you a recipe for her green smoothie: you’ll need spinach, banana, blueberries, and a blender.
Want to add a little drama to your makeup routine? Learn how to apply false eyelashes and make your eyes look bigger, fuller, and more striking. In this lesson, Pink Pistachio will break down the steps to make applying your falsies easy - including cutting the lashes down to size, applying the glue correctly, and other tips to making the results look natural.
More beauty and style tips, check out Applying Falsies.
What's causing your poor posture? Is it laziness? Respiratory issues? An inflexible spine? A neck that's not in proper alignment? In this lesson, neuromuscular therapist Holistic Sam explains the condition excessive thoracic kyphosis, addressing both its causes and its potential treatments. There may be exercises that can help with your posture and back pain!
Can’t live without that cup of coffee in the morning? You’re not alone: it is estimated that over 100 million Americans drink at least one cup of coffee every day. What most of them don’t know is that habitual caffeine intake can be detrimental to your health. Learn how to kick your habit in this lesson by Total Wellness Consulting.
Does baby need a cool and easy snack for a hot day? Does mama? Introduce your baby to food that you like too! Buona Pappa's Plum Summer Delight is a fast, simple, no-cook snack that requires only 3 healthful ingredients: plums, oatmeal, and yogurt. Mix oatmeal and yogurt, peel the plums, a quick whirl with a blender, and your snack is ready. For grown-ups only, drizzle with honey, toss on some nuts. (Or, stir in a little rum, but keep that to yourself.)
Learn how to make homemade soap! Homemade soaps are especially great for party favors or hostess gifts. In this lesson from The O’Neil Sisters, discover all the basics of soapmaking at home. You’ll learn how to select and prepare the soap, colorant, and scents, as well as how to package your finished products for cute party gifts.
Kale Chips taste good, like chips, but are good for you too, like kale! In this lesson, Lainey from Simply Bakings adds Kale Chips to her Happy Healthy Me recipe series. All you need are 3 ingredients and a pan. Best of all, you can make these chips on your stove top; you don't even need an oven. Kale is the new superfood, packed with iron and vitamin K. The added benefit here -- the kale is also crispy. Go ahead, get healthy!
Not sure how to style your hair? Skip the salon and try this simple updo that can be paired with a casual outfit or dressed up for a day in the office. Best of all, it’s easiest to do this bun with dirty hair - so no need to wash your hair! Learn how to tie up your hair, tease it for volume, and pin it into place for a hairdo that will last all day.
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Big Top Bun post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Pour yourself a Pick Me Up Smoothie and you have fitness in a glass. Packed with vitamins, anti-oxidants, and omega-3's, this smoothie brings together 4 amazing super foods -- kale, spinach, avocado, and green tea. Blend with a healthy touch of fruit and sweetness and some almond milk, and you are on the road to fitness. This lesson is part of Simply Bakings' Happy Healthy Me Series. Learn the health benefits of each ingredient as you follow along.